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2018 ABC Law and ATAP Training Sessions Planned

The Association is once again conducting a statewide series of training sessions for owners, managers and servers in conjunction with the State Liquor Authority. Our ABC Law seminar focuses on the responsibilities of licensees in maintaining a premises that is in compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control law. This training covers the topics vital to…
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Technology helps thwart those using fake or altered IDs

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/technology-helps-thwart-those-using-fake-altered-ids/y2qPEf3PPC2LVn1CY9nt2I/
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New SLA Commissioner Confirmed

The New York State Senate confirmed Lily M. Fan as a new Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority just prior to recessing their legislative session in June. Commissioner Fan joins Chairman Bradley and Commissioner Ford as Members of the State Liquor Authority filling all three seats on the Full Board for the first…
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Tip Credit Update

The State Department of Labor completed its final public hearing on eliminating the tip credit at the end of June. So what happens next? We wait…there is no timetable on the decision and no formal process to make a decision. Unlike an actual proposal to change a regulation which has a regimented process, this is…
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Fake News

Two recent news stories have caused a bit of a kerfuffle with business owners due to bad information being put forward, but in these cases the fault lies with the group pushing out the stories. One story floating around is that a bill passed by the legislature this year will raise the minimum age of…
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Celebrities and union activists claim they know what’s best for restaurant workers.

Celebrities and union activists claim they know what’s best for restaurant workers. They demand that government raise minimum wages so waiters don’t rely on tips. But lots of restaurant workers say, “we don’t want your stupid law!” pic.twitter.com/0FykBF11wq
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CARIBBEAT: Future of Carib restaurants – and workers – looks dim without tipped-wage credits, say owners and advocates – NY Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-caribbeat-tipped-wage-restaurants-20180728-story.html
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San Francisco approves measure to ban plastic straws

https://nypost.com/2018/07/24/san-francisco-approves-measure-to-ban-plastic-straws
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recent news article clarifying impact of S.9040 (craft beverage tastings legislation)

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2018/07/that_law_raising_new_yorks_age_for_serving_alcohol_its_not_going_to_happen.html
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Statement from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo & Senator Patrick Gallivan

“This piece of legislation only applies to tax exemptions on tastings from New York producers at their premises. This would in no way impact who can serve alcohol for on-premise retailers such as bars and restaurants. We have been working on providing tax relief to promote NY products over the last couple of years. During…
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News Story on Proposed Change to Law Causes Confusion

A news story about a proposed change to the state Tax Law is causing confusion about the legal age of alcohol servers. A provision in a bill to make samples of alcohol provided at wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries exempt from sales tax was intended to require servers of such samples to be at least…
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